Sep 17, 2012

My Thoughts: Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

5 oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies. 

Cover Love:
I like that it matches the other one, and I love the color scheme, but it's not really my favorite.  Although the wolf looks like it is anguish and that is appropriate for the book.

Why I Wanted to Read This:
I LOVED Hold Me Closer Necromancer, the first book in this series.  I had to get my hands on this one!  Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:

With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?
Well . . . not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting.
But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?
Romance?: Yes!

My Thoughts:
I just love this world.  I would stay in it forever if I could.  There are so many wonderful characters--Sam, Brid, all her brothers, Haley, Frank, Brooke, Ramon, Brannoc, Ashley, even James.  I would want anyone of them for my best friend.  There seriously is not a character that I dislike in these books.

I had checked the first book out from the library but during the course of reading this one I had to go buy the first one because I wanted to re-read scenes and heck, probably the whole book.

One thing I LOVE is that Sam is really powerful.  He is still trying to learn how to use his powers effectively, but he is super strong with his necromancing powers.  And towards the end of the book he started to accept what he is, and how he needed to become stronger and take his place in this new world he was thrust into.

I am glad he met his Uncle Nick and can't wait for Sam and Nick to forge a relationship together.

I liked the ending a lot and was glad for some resolutions, but also was glad that there were some loose ends.  I would follow this series wherever it takes me!

To Sum Up:  I think this series is a smidge old for my library which makes me sad.  But I am giong to make sure that the high school libraries have copies so when I find a more mature reader I can have him/her read these.  LOVE them!

Book requested and received from Macmillan!  Thanks so much!

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